Everything you need to know about PINEAPPLE or PINEAPPLE

Pineapple can be grown easily. Here we'll explain to you how to do it. Its most important properties, how to know when it is ripe and much more about this exquisite fruit

What other name is it known by?
It is known as pineapple, tropical pineapple, abacaxi.

What is your plant like?
It is a tropical plant that grows approximately up to 70 cm, it is extremely showy, with long leaves that arch outward from the center.

And its fruit?
It is large in size, has a globose and elongated shape, which ends in a plume or crown of small green leaves, its color is orange, its fruit is fleshy, and its pulp is white-yellowish.
It is very sensitive to shocks.

How do we know when it is ripe?
The pineapple should be firm to the touch, and when ripe it gives off a very pleasant and tempting aroma.
Its leaves must be green and well attached, but with one detail, if when you take a leaf from the center it comes out easily, it will indicate that the pineapple is at the right point of ripeness.

What does eating it contribute to our body?
If we start from the base of 100 grams of fresh pineapple, we must consider that the contributions would be broken down as follows: 85% water, 27 mg of vitamin C and a good amount of fiber.
Calories that give us 50.

What are its most outstanding properties?
It has a diuretic action, therefore it helps those who have kidney, bladder and prostate.
It helps to correct and prevent constipation and normalizes the intestinal flora.
Its juice has a certain antiseptic power, therefore it helps with throat and mouth inflammations.
Contributes to the elimination of toxins through urine.
Taken before meals, it stimulates gastric secretion, helping digestion and the activity of the stomach and small intestine.
It helps restore joint flexibility and relieves rheumatic pain.
In cases of hemorrhoids, it helps reduce inflammation.
Its consumption is recommended for those who suffer from blood pressure.

Are all these properties maintained in canned or cooked pineapple?
It is a very important question and the answer is NO, in canned pineapple all these properties are lost and in cooked pineapple they decrease. Therefore, it is best to consume it fresh and ready.

What else can you tell me about pineapple?

There are many qualities and properties that this fruit has, but we try to highlight those that we consider most important, and that are applicable to common situations, but we do not want to end without leaving you this proposal, which perhaps you will dare to experiment with very good results. .

Pineapple can be grown easily. We must have a fresh pineapple with the entire crown of leaves on top. First we must cut 2 or 3 cm from the final part of the pineapple, we leave this part unused and take advantage of all the rest of the fruit with the crown of leaves.

The second thing we must do is cut the pulp until we reach the hard and fibrous part of the center.
Third, keep this entire part of the fruit dry for 2 or 3 days, which is what will help prevent it from rotting.
Fourth, remove some of the lower leaves and plant in a mixture of soil and moist sand, in a medium pot.
Fifth, keep in a well-lit and warm place, but without the soil becoming too wet. It is watered regularly with a sprayer and it is advisable not to expose it to direct sun during the summer months.

We consider that it is a type of gardening, innovative, simple, economical and practical, and that at the same time it is pleasant, entertaining, and very enriching due to the experience we obtain from it.

There are too many things in favor, therefore, to not take it into account and transmit it, and in some way, give back with these small details of knowledge, to those who today are supporting us and honoring us with their visit.

Alejandro Rossi